Adult Forum & Enrichment

Adult Forum is a Sunday morning adult education series coordinated by a team of lay leaders.  It features presentations and discussions on a wide range of historical and contemporary topics and issues that affect the church and its members. You are invited to attend all sessions, or attend whenever the topics might interest you. We meet on Sundays 9:45 - 10:30 am in the Music/Media room in the basement of the Education Building.  Coffee is provided;  hope to see you there!

“The Rhetoric of Saint Paul” continues October 5th. This presentation looks at Paul’s letters as persuasive writing. In the arguments he makes and through the positons he takes on the issues raised, Paul “defines the brand” of what it means to be Christian This week: 1 Corinthians and Philemon. Music/media room, Basement of Education Building, 9:45 AM. All are welcome!

The presentation for the forum on Oct 19 will be about Christian contemplation, contemplative prayer and how to develop a prayer practice. Come learn about prayer and the Christian life.

The forum presentation on Oct 26 is the history and mystery of Lectio Divina. Come learn how this ancient Christian prayer forum developed.  Join us as we take a look at the movement of the Holy Spirit in Lectio practice. We will also be examining contemplative listening skills and dialog.

Nov 2’s forum topic will be contemplative activities and ministries. Learn how to engage in a contemplative life in your daily practices. Learn what is up at St Anne’s with small group ministries and resources.

Here is the planned agenda for the first half of the year.  Check back;  plans can change.
September 14                   Introduction and Overview
September 21                   Letters of Paul
September 28                   Letters of Paul 
October 5                          Letters of Paul 
October 12                        Letters of Paul  
October 19                        Contemplative Prayer 
October 26                        The History & Mystery of Lectio Divina 
November 2                      Contemplative Activity & Ministry 
November 9                      Christian Ethics & Morality
November 16                    Christian Ethics & Morality 
November 23                    Christian Ethics & Morality 
November 30                    No class – Thanksgiving Weekend
December 7                       Music in the Church 
December 14                     Bach – Christian Fernholz
December 21                     No class – Christmas Holidays
December 28                     No class – Christmas Holidays

  For more info, contact Suzanne Masterson or Patty Cargill at